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The Sportingbet app is run by one of the largest bookmakers in Europe with a particularly big following in Spain, Germany, and Turkey. Luckily, they also have a strong presence here in the UK.
It can be downloaded straight from the App Store or Play Store. The mobile experience offers exactly the same amount of betting opportunities as the desktop service.
Sportingbet Welcome Challenge
Sportingbet offers new registering customers four separate challenges to complete that are rewarded with various bonuses. These are:
- FOOTBALL CHALLENGE – Bet £10 or more on any football market with minimum odds of 1.50 (1/2) and get 20 free spins on Starburst and an odds boost token.
- ACCA CHALLENGE – Bet on an acca with three or more selections, with minimum odds of 1.50 (1/2) and get a free bet, worth 50% of the stake, up to £10.
- IN-PLAY CHALLENGE – Bet £10 or more on an in-play single with minimum odds of 1.50 (1/2) and get a 50% back up token, giving up to £20 back as free bet if the bet loses.
- CASINO CHALLENGE – Bet £50 or more on any of the casino games and get a £10 casino bonus. Bonus valid on selected Casino games with winnings subject to x10 wagering on selected games.
Any user who completes all four challenges within the given timeframe of the bonus period (valid until 31st December 2021) will be rewarded further with a £20 free bet to use across any sports market. Terms and conditions apply and more details can be found from the link below.
Sportingbet App Review
As the name suggests, sports betting is a key focus of the Sportingbet app. There’s a whole raft of markets here on a range of sports, from racing and tennis to smaller-scale events like handball and the World Rally Championship.
The big football events are a main feature of the app, with upcoming and ongoing matches dominating the home screen. There can be anywhere up to 75 markets for big matches in competitions like the UEFA Champions League and Premier League.
While better odds can often be found elsewhere, Sportingbet remains competitively priced across the vast amount of markets offered.
Appearance And Navigation
The look and design of this app are fairly modernised but uses the traditional logo colours of the Sporting Bet brand. Designed specially as an app rather than attempting to integrate the desktop version means that tasks are easy to complete and navigation is straightforward.
There are clear links directly to the most popular sports to bet on. Examples include Football betting, Horse Racing, Tennis, Basketball, and Golf. This means punters quickly get to where they want to be.
Big events are easy to find within the app and bets can be placed in just a small number of taps, making this a great option for live betting. As with most of the major bookies, live, in-play betting is a key feature of the app. Priority is very much given to ongoing matches on the home screen.
In-Play Match Updates
The app contains a nice range of game stats and live updates so that users can keep track of how their selections are doing whilst on the move. These stats are available by tapping to view all markets on a particular live event. Up to four different visuals are offered that can be swapped in and out at any time to be displayed at the top of the page. These are:
- SCORE – A simple narrow banner displaying the up-to-date score of the event. This option allows for a better view of the event markets.
- ANIMATION – A digital representation of the pitch or court with animated graphics showing and detailing exactly what is happening in the event.
- STATS – This view lists all of the key statistics from the event in question. The view can be opened up further to show more information by tapping on the “More” button. From here a stats centre can be opened up offering a whole array of historic data on the teams/players involved.
- VIDEO – If live streaming is offered on a particular event, this option will also show in the menu bar. Tapping on it will turn the visual area in to a vide player, showing the live action unfold. Please note, only registered users with a positive account, or who have activity on their account from the last 24 hours will be able to access the live streams.
Sportingbet has fair cash-out offers on certain markets. The feature can be easily accessed in times of urgency. Heading to the My Bets section of the app and then viewing “Open” and “Live” bets will clearly display any cash-out options that are being offered at that time.
One of the most notable features of this app is the extensive list of coverage options it offers. The live streaming sports videos allows users to keep tabs on their bets even when they can’t get to a TV.
users get the opportunity to watch sports for free, such as:
- Ice Hockey
- Table Tennis
Unfortunately, there are no streams available for horse racing, which could well be a deal-breaker to those who regularly have a punt on the nags. To watch any live stream event offered, users need to be fully registered and have either placed a bet within the previous 24 hours or have a funded account.
Sportingbet Bet Builder
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A Bet Builder system has now been integrated in to the Sportingbet app for football and basketball betting. This makes it possible to combine different markets together to create one single bet that requires multiple outcomes.
For example, in football combining:
- Team X to win
- Both teams to score
- Player X to score first
- Team X over 5.5 corners
- Player X to be carded
Odds are shown and updated each time a new selection is added or removed. When happy with the selections and price offered, the user can then add the combined bet to their bet slip, ready for a stake to be set against it.
While Sportingbet’s main focus is on professional sport, users will also find a number of casino options within the app. There’s a wide range of games on offer here, from video slots to table games, classic titles and live casino.
It’s easy enough to navigate through the games on offer, with bright blue strips giving access to each category. Popular titles are at the top of the screen, while the sidebar can be used to navigate between different types of games in more detail. There’s sure to be a title for every mood here and something to keep each player busy for hours.
The Sportingbet app is a solid all-rounder that we believe caters well for both the casual and regular gambler. It doesn’t really excel in any area, but at the same time fails to disappoint across its service.
The app is reliable and easy to navigate and has enough features to make it a highly competitive player within the UK gambling market.
Live streaming on the horse racing and a quick bet system would score this betting app higher up in our rankings, but overall it still comes as an app we are happy to stamp our recommendation on.
Other Sportingbet Apps
Sportingbet have released a dedicated casino app to compliment the casino options on the sports app. The Sportingbet Games app aims to offer a more casino immersive experience. The layout and interface are a little richer and all sports options are removed from the menu systems.
We didn’t notice any difference in terms of game choice from what was available on the sports app, but as the app is fully focussed on casino, finding games can be a little quicker.
A favourites feature is added to the Sportingbet games app that enables games to be bookmarked for much quicker access in the future.
The casino section on the sports app was more than adequate for our needs. However, for those who are looking purely for casino games, or for those who play casino games on a regular basis, this app would be worth exploring.
Q & A
To change the odds you need to head to the user account settings. This can be accessed by tapping on the current balance in the top right of the app. Account settings should now be visible.
Tapping on “My Betting Settings” found within this section will open up more options, one of which should be “Odds Display”. Tap on this option and select the required format. Finally, tapping the “save” button confirms the choice and changes the odds format accordingly.
Sportingbet Company Information
Sportingbet Responsible gambling
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Responsible gambling features
- 24 hour Timeout (Immediate Stop)
- Deposit Limits
- Max Stake Limits
- Deposit Curfews
- Reality Checks
- Play Breaks
- Product Closures
- 6 Week Break
- Account Closure
- Self Exclude